New Rose

Premiere: New Rose - “Waiting On Me”

May 10, 2017

New Rose is a new alt-country-rock quintet from Brooklyn with a nice name and the sultry familiarity of old sound. As is stated in their bio, "True country music is rare in modern independent music...the solitary sort, heartbroken, kicking around in dirty boots." Damn straight, and secretly, I've been wondering when I could move on from listening to Dwight Yoakam records. Thankfully, Under The Radar got their hands on "Waiting On Me", New Rose's first song released from their debut album Morning Hazedue out in June on Broken Circles Records.

The charmingly impressive Morning Haze was recorded with producer Rusty Santos (Animal Collective, Panda Bear, Ariel Pink). Including members of indie rock bands Big Eyes and RIPS, Morning Haze has the sound of slowly dripping tree sap, subdued in the same earthly sweetness. It ialso ssues the fresh breeze of country air found on Psychic Ills' brilliant record from last year, Inner Journey Out.

According to the bio, "The record contains 3 original tracks featuring the legendary JayDee Maness on pedal steel, best known for his emotive leads on Eric Clapton’s 'Tears in Heaven,' Gram Parson’s 'The International Submarine Band,' and The Byrd’s 'Sweetheart Of The Rodeo', which is widely considered to be the first country-rock album recorded."  

Says vocalist/guitarist Daniel Wagner, "Waiting On Me was the first song we ever tracked to tape, which we were all really excited about. It was done live in the studio and then June West recorded harmonies remotely from Montana. I think the record and in particular this song is about getting to the next step in your life and everything that kind of comes with that – also a lot of daydreaming about being somewhere else while walking to work in Midtown."